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· December, 2013

Stories about Migration & Immigration from December, 2013

Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

The Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development has published a policy briefer that tackled the extent of human trafficking in Southeast Asia. Many Southeast Asian countries are at...

Mandela's lesson for Hong Kong

Sa Law from left21 wrote a piece on Nelson Mandela and his lesson for Hong Kong, a city where migrant workers are living in apartheid. Due to their long working...

Guyana: Family Ties

At this time of year, Guyana-Gyal considers the true meaning of family.

38 Million Chinese Abandon Pension Insurance

The falling number of people with insurance has revealed serous problems in China’s pension system.

Popularizing the Hmong Qeej Musical Instrument through YouTube

Catherine Falk studied how Chinese and Laotian Hmong diaspora groups maximized the YouTube to preserve and popularize their culture, in particular the playing of qeej, an iconic Hmong reed mouth...

Russia's Government Might Block Websites for Calls to Unsanctioned Rallies

The Russian parliament will soon vote on a law that would empower the Prosecutor General’s office to close any website that hosts content encouraging people to attend unsanctioned rallies.

Russia's Year of Pogroms

2013 has been a particularly virulent year for race violence in Russia. The most recent incident, which took place this past weekend in the city of Arzamas was no different.

Spanish Television Show Does Not Represent Reality of Expats in Santiago

Madrid native David Sigüenza [es] watched a recent episode [es] of Spanish program “Madrileños por el Mundo,” focusing on Chilean capital Santiago, “hoping to see a representation of the reality...

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Discriminatory Ruling

Haiti Chery reports that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) preliminary findings basically state that the “Dominican Constitutional Court Ruling TC168.13 is discriminatory and violates the rights of Dominicans...

Cuba Temporarily Reestablishes Consular Services in the United States

The Cuban Interest Section, the country's diplomatic mission in Washington, has temporarily reestablished its consular services until 17 February 2014. The decision comes after M&T Bank Corporation indicated they would...

In Japan, Disaster and a Radio Show Put Refugees On the Agenda

For nearly 10 years Katsuya Soda has worked to bring the refugees issue to the attention of the complacent Japanese public. These days he has some extra help.

Russian Nationalists Find Themselves a “Saint”

A November 23, 2013 shooting that took place in a Moscow Metro train has spawned a new meme for Russia's radical nationalist and anti-migrant movement.

Jamaicans Boycott Trinidadian Products After Deportation Fiasco

Just over week ago, thirteen Jamaican citizens were refused entry to Trinidad and Tobago. The Trinidadian export sector may already be feeling the backlash as Jamaicans respond with a boycott.

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